RUSSULA – white to ochre, brittle gills which will flake to the touch. Wide variety of colours.
AGARICUS– white-ish cap…may be tinged in yellow or pink….pink to brown gills – like a shop mushroom. Have ring at top of stem.
AMANITA – white gills that will NOT flake to touch…will have rings or ring remnants on stem. Some have sack on bottom.
BOLETES – brown/red/orange cap…… tubes on underside instead of gills
LACTARIUS – will excrete milky or clear liquid from gills when rubbed
DECEIVERS – small purple or orange cap with stem and gills the same colour and gills are widely spaced
INK CAPS – quite small, fragile and found in groups growing on wood and mulch.
MYCENA – very small, fragile mushroom, may be found in clumps on fallen wood
TREE FUNGI – examples of bracket type fungi
TRICHOLOMA –very large family but all with gills attaching to stem
CORINARIUS – another large family in a lot of colours. The most distinctive characteristic is webbing from the cap margin attaching to the stem.
NEVER, NEVER INGEST FUNGI WITHOUT VERIFICATION FROM AN EXPERT